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The difference between wireless sensors and wired sensors

by:Rika Sensors     2021-11-17
The difference between wireless sensors and wired sensors
Sensors are used in many ways, such as transmitting information to the location where it is needed, and remotely controlling processes through a computer. Since the sensor is the main focus of how these devices work, it is very important to use the correct sensor. Wired sensors and wireless sensors are the hottest topics in recent years. Many people don't know how to choose. Today I will mainly talk about their differences.

Wired sensors are the most common in daily life. In many cases, wired sensors are one of the most reliable systems because they directly connect the sensor to the device that receives the input. This means that wired sensors are also the most durable system and do not need to be replaced frequently. However, it should be noted that wired systems require a lot of space and are much more complicated to maintain. Based on the design use of the sensor, as more sensors are used, the size of this burden will increase.

As an alternative, wireless sensors are becoming more and more common in sensor-based applications. This is mainly because they are cheap to install and easy to maintain. In addition, it should be noted that wireless sensor networks can provide greater flexibility. This makes it easier to adapt the sensor system to the needs of the user.

Despite these benefits, wireless sensors still have some disadvantages. For example, they are usually limited by distance because the speed of data transmission depends on the location of the receiving device relative to the sensor. Compared with this, wired sensors have a more predictable data transmission time.

If you ask, is there any difference between a wireless sensor and a wired sensor? Of course, from the main function and purpose of the product, wired sensors and wireless sensors are used to monitor a certain working condition and extract physical or chemical data on the spot to achieve monitoring purposes. In this sense, wireless sensors are an extension of traditional sensors.

So, what are the advantages of wireless sensors compared with traditional wired sensors?

1. Wireless sensors have high flexibility and are suitable for situations that require mobility but are inconvenient for wiring, such as cranes, mobile bottling equipment, transportation industry, automatic guided vehicle systems and monorail conveyors.

2. The wireless sensor has high security. With the development of technology and the continuous emergence of new threats, the ability to upgrade security maintenance is essential. The new encryption strategy and covert data transmission indicate that wireless security levels will exceed wired systems. In addition, in some dangerous extreme environments, such as blasting occasions where wiring is inconvenient, wireless sensors can ensure the safety of personnel.

3. The wireless sensor has high reliability. Wireless sensors can avoid damage caused by movement, such as wire bending caused by long drag chains, and twisting and breaking of cables caused by rotating movement. At the same time, the fault factor caused by the connector in the wired network is eliminated.

4. Wireless sensors can greatly reduce the workload of personnel. Affected by topography such as bridges, rivers, mountains and rivers, where cables cannot be constructed arbitrarily, wireless sensors can reduce labor costs and engineering cycles. When a fault occurs, the wireless sensor repair points are more concentrated, which can eliminate the cumbersome tasks of patrolling along the line in the past.

5. The cost of wireless sensors is low. Compared with wired sensors, wireless sensors have obvious cost advantages over installation, maintenance, fault diagnosis, and upgrade wiring costs.

As more and more offices, buildings and equipment adapt to work in the modern world, the decision to choose between wireless and wired worlds has become the most important issue. Although wireless sensors have many advantages, wired sensors are not all undesirable. It is not important how to choose the correct sensor transmission method. Wired and wireless is not important. What is important is to choose the 'time, place, and people' sensor to receive input.

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